It occurred to me that switching out the type of fiber gave me an opportunity to switch the dyes as well.Â Cibacron F will work on silk, of course, but so will Lanaset acid dyes, and I have a much bigger palette of dyed samples with Lanaset than with Cibacron F.
So, I selected a big pile of color chips from my Lanaset samples:
And I selected a palette of twenty colors – ten in the warp and ten in the weft:
The column on the right is the Cibacron F colors I used originally.Â I am planning to use them in the burned-0ut layer, so I laid them next to the Lanaset chips to make sure they were compatible.
So those are the twenty colors I’m going to use.Â Now I just have to wind the warp and mix up the first ten colors to paint the warp!Â Then (after threading) I will do some sampling to get the length of each weft shot correct, then create and paint the knitted blank.Â If I get everything right, it should come out “just so”.